Baseball - Highlights from Tuesday's MLB games

May 7 (Sports Direct) - Highlights from Tuesday's Major League Baseball games.


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Blue Jays 6, Rays 4

Maicer Izturis hit the tiebreaking solo home run in the ninth as visiting Toronto rallied for the second straight night in a game overshadowed by a grisly injury to Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.

The veteran left-hander was struck on the side of the head by a Desmond Jennings liner with one out in the second inning and the Rays ahead 1-0.

The hit, which resulted in a two-run triple, dropped Happ instantly and sent a stunned gasp through the Tropicana Field crowd.

The game was halted for 11 minutes as Happ was attended to by medics and removed from the field on a stretcher. He was conscious as he left the stadium and was transported to a nearby hospital.

The Rays led 4-1 in the second, but after Toronto tied it in the eighth Izturis came through with the blast.

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Astros 7, Angels 6

Chris Carter belted a three-run homer and Jose Altuve knocked in a pair of runs as Houston edged visiting Los Angeles to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Astros scored five times in the third inning to take the lead for good.

Mark Trumbo, Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo hit home runs for the Angels, who have dropped 10 of 13.

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Brewers 6, Rangers 3

Carlos Gomez hit a two-run double and Yuniesky Betancourt slugged a two-run homer as host Milwaukee downed Texas to snap a five-game losing streak.

Aramis Ramirez also homered and Ryan Braun had a run-scoring single as the Brewers won for the first time since April 30.

Milwaukee scored five runs in the first inning while handing Texas their second straight loss.

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Reds 5, Braves 4

After Devin Mesoraco's pinch-hit homer tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Choo Shin-soo delivered his second homer of the night as host Cincinnati stunned Atlanta.

Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1) was one strike away from ending the game, but Mesoraco tied it up at four. Four pitches later, Choo launched another fastball.

Jonathan Broxton (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory as Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker won his 1,600th career game.

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and Travis Wood outdueled Lance Lynn to lead host Chicago past rivals St. Louis in the opener of a two-game set.

Wood (3-2) surrendered a solo homer to Allen Craig for his only allowed run over 6 2/3 innings. Schierholtz's blast came in the fourth.

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Orioles 4, Royals 3

Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including the go-ahead score in the bottom of the eighth, as hosts Baltimore won the opener of a three-game set.

The Orioles lost a 3-1 lead after a 48-minute rain delay in the seventh but rallied in the eighth to win their third straight. Toronto's Alex Gordon hit a two-run shot in the seventh to tie it 3-3.

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Twins 6, Red Sox 1

Scott Diamond allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and Ryan Doumit homered as visiting Minnesota evened the series with Boston.

Joe Mauer doubled in a run and Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe each added an RBI single during a four-run rally in the eighth that put the game away. David Ortiz had one of Boston's four hits to extend his hitting streak to 27 games dating back to last season.

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Mets 1, White Sox 0 (10 innings)

Mike Baxter's pinch-hit single brought home the winning run in the 10th inning and New York pitchers retired 30 of 31 batters to beat visiting Chicago.

Mets starter Matt Harvey retired the first 20 batters and pitched nine innings in the majors for the first time, allowing one hit, and Bobby Parnell (3-0) worked a perfect 10th.

Alex Rios' infield single in the seventh was the only hit for Chicago and Harvey struck out a career-high 12.

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Pirates 4, Mariners 1

Garrett Jones homered and Andrew McCutchen had an RBI double among his four hits as host Pittsburgh won the opener of the two-game interleague series.

The Pirates scored twice in the first on RBI doubles from Travis Snider and McCutchen. Jeanmar Gomez (2-0) allowed two hits over five shutout innings after scheduled starter James McDonald was scratched with right shoulder discomfort.

Jason Grilli recording his major-league leading 13th save in the first meeting between the teams since 2004.

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Indians 1, Athletics 0

Zach McAllister scattered five singles in 7 2/3 shutout innings and host Cleveland won for the eighth time in its last nine games.

Yan Gomes, the No. 9 hitter, delivered a sacrifice fly for the Indians, who have won two straight over the Athletics after losing their previous eight meetings.

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Tigers at Nationals, postponed

The first of a three-game interleague series at Nationals Park was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Thursday.


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